How Grunt Saved My Life

How Grunt Saved My Life

And it was that time again.  Time to deploy another project onto the production server. I was already starting to get a cold sweat in anticipation. My fingers were itching to get stuck into that interesting new API I had found late last night during a rather...
How to Install Git on CentOS 6 VPS

How to Install Git on CentOS 6 VPS

Git is fast becoming the defacto code versioning system used by professional developers. Developed by Linux creator Linus Torvalds, Git is an open source, distributed version control system. Being distributed gives it many advantages over it’s older rival SVN, being...
Genesis 2.0 Hook Reference

Genesis 2.0 Hook Reference

We love working with the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. Version 2 was a big update which brought in HTML 5 support for child themes along with the new HTML 5 elements like “section” and “aside” and more importantly new filter and hook names. If you’re building a...
Using WordPress Transients to Reduce Database Load

Using WordPress Transients to Reduce Database Load

As a developer there are some tricks you can put in place to reduce the load on your MySQL database.  They are called WordPress transients. What’s the problem? WordPress has some great APIs that allow you to retrieve information that is stored in your database...
WordPress 3.8 and Flat Design

WordPress 3.8 and Flat Design

It seems like everyone is going with with flat design ethos and that includes the new WordPress 3.8 update. WordPress 3.7 arrived at the end of October and you would be forgiven for not even noticing it. Visually there was no change from its predecessor. But that’s...
Disabling WP-Cron in WordPress

Disabling WP-Cron in WordPress

If you are a WordPress developer then you already know the agony that is WP-Cron. If you’re not a developer and are wondering why your posts miss their schedule and your backups never run… read on. WordPress has an internal scheduler that runs tasks (like scheduling...
How to Clear Cache Files from Chrome

How to Clear Cache Files from Chrome

This post compliments our How to Clear IE 10 Cache article and shows you how easy it is to clear cache files from Chrome. What is Caching? Web browsers store temporary files such as text, images and other data on your local computer for faster browsing.  This is...
How to Clear IE 10 Cache

How to Clear IE 10 Cache

Internet Explorer (IE 10) stores temporary files such as text, images and other data on your local computer for faster browsing.  This is called caching. The browser looks at its local copy of the files and decides whether or not to show you those rather than...
Irish Red Cross, Mobile Apps & Marketing

Irish Red Cross, Mobile Apps & Marketing

A couple of weeks ago I had the distinct pleasure in meeting up with somebody I’ve only ever communicated with via Twitter.  It was a surprisingly sunny Tuesday morning in Dublin, and despite losing my parking ticket whilst cycling over to Merrion Square, and...
Writer’s Epic Job Resignation

Writer’s Epic Job Resignation

Most of us would write a short resignation letter when it’s that time but writer Marina Shifrin decided to quit her job in style. Alone in her office at 4:30am Shifrin breaks out the dance moves to “Gone” by Kanye West while text at the bottom explains...